Samsul AlomGroup Finance Director

Describe yourself in three words:
Diligent, methodical and charitable.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
Where I am today with a big thanks to ELBA’s EaGLES graduates programme. My first job after graduating in 2007 was a placement through this programme. 9 years on and by the age of 30, I am still here and have progressed to GFD. In this capacity, I am responsible for all finance functions for ELBA and its subsidiaries.

Name your favourite place in east London and why:
Docklands, having heard about its history and how it has developed from being the ‘Port of London’ to now the second financial district in the heart of London.

Tell us one thing that people may not know about you:
I am a charitable person and have been fundraising for charity for different causes around the world for 13 years now and have raised over £25k to date.

What would your super power be?
To have the power to wipe out poverty.

Tell us the best thing about working for East London Business Alliance:
The diverse workforce at ELBA and what we as an organisation have achieved to support with the regeneration of east London, especially Tower Hamlets where I was born and bred. Living in Tower Hamlets I have seen first hand the issues facing the borough, and how the borough has developed through corporate engagement brokered by ELBA.

Complete this sentence ‘The absolute best thing about volunteering is…’:
The impact that sharing a little time, skills and expertise can have on individuals from a disadvantaged background.

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